Running for Healthy Hearts

March 19, 2005 -- Posted at 9:30 p.m. CST

Jonesboro, AR - It was a race for everyone, adults, kids, nuns, and even dogs.

The 2005 Northeast Arkansas Running/Walking series kicked off with a herd of people running the streets of downtown Jonesboro Saturday morning.

The race doubled as a fundraiser for St. Bernards.

"The goal is to raise a little money for our St. Bernard's foundation to donate to heart education in our community," said Jim Stearns, who the assistant director of St. Bernard's Cardiac Rehab.

One hundred seventy-five people came out to participate in the event. Brian Agee, who is a former ASU athlete took first place. He ran the 2 mile course in 10 minutes and 9 seconds. Natoshia Bauer, who's also a former ASU athlete was the fastest female of the day. She finished in 13 minutes and 19 seconds.

There are still 10 races left in this years series. For more information contact:

Jim Stearns at  (870) 931-0578.